For homeowner, Joanne, her kitchen had to fulfil two main criteria; connect seamlessly with the garden and create a sociable and inviting space to spend time as a family. The rear extension her and husband Stuart commissioned features a dual apex roof with skylights and bi-fold doors running the full width of the property - helping connect the garden and kitchen, The size of the room and open-plan layout enables the Stuart, Joanne and daughter, Rose to enjoy the room together.
Nature lover's Stuart and Joanne wanted their kitchen to reflect their love of nature and outdoors. Bi-fold doors help to physically connect the kitchen and garden whilst the green colour palette creates the relaxed, organic atmosphere they were hoping to achieve.
Joanne and Stuart love spending time outdoors; whether it's barbecues with family or going glamping with friends. To echo this love of nature they opted for a soft green colour scheme, complimented by copper pendants and oak bar stools to warm the scheme. The kitchen cabinetry is handpainted in 'Mizzle' for the main cabinetry and 'Green Smoke' on the island (both by Farrow & Ball).
Joanne's parents purchased a Davonport kitchen a decade ago and ever since she has been dreaming of her own. However, Joanne and Stuart chose to postpone creating their own dream kitchen until their home was ready. Having now moved into their 'forever home' and added a full width rear extension they were able to design their own bespoke Davonport open plan kitchen.
Family life isn't always neat and tidy, so Joanne chose fluted glass panels for the doors on her countertop breakfast cupboard. Whilst allowing light to pass through, the fluted glass discreetly hides the contents so Joanne doesn't need to keep it perfectly in order at all times.
Stuart has a passion for gin and as a self appointed gin connoisseur, he affectionately titled the drinks cabinet his 'alchemy' cupboard - hence the bespoke engraving above the doors. Joanne was particularly pleased with the alchemy cupboard; providing a place to create drinks and store Stuart's collection of over 30 different gins.
Joanne and Stuart loved the Davonport showroom and were inspired by the pantry on display when discussing their plans for their bespoke alchemy cupboard.
In addition to the kitchen itself, Joanne and Stuart chose to complete their room with a selection of items from our Finishing Touches accessories, lighting and homeware range, including the tripod lamp and oak bar stools.